Outdoors

From mountain biking to skiing, ziplining to kayaking, studies show that kids who grow up with access to outdoor activities are more likely to reap the benefits of physical fitness and more effective coping skills. But it can be risky too.  Erin Kirkland

The Alaska Table Tennis Club and the Anchorage Park Foundation hosted the Concrete Ping-Pong Tournament on a concrete table installed this summer on the Delaney Park Strip. 

Erik Hill
After peeling off his waders, the Alaska biologist discovered a puncture near his Achilles and a long chunk of flesh ripped open on his leg where the bear's tooth had caught him near the calf and then dragged through flesh toward his ankle.Craig Medred

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park has several selling points for the outdoors travel without a fat wallet. It's reasonably cheap, especially if you have some airline mileage. It's much different than anything you'll see in Southcentral Alaska and the hike doesn't require technical skills.

Nat Herz

The colors of autumn brighten the landscape in the Anchorage area and beyond.
 

Marc Lester
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